If you know me, you know I'm all about trying new things, new places, and supporting LOCAL.  My entire life, even back when I was athletic (ha!), I knew that I was one of the least flexible human beings ever. I started seeing a lot of stretch routines on Instagram via a guy right here in the Treasure Valley and once I learned he will actually do the stretching FOR you, I had to try it.

Kody Olinger is a strength and conditioning coach here in the Treasure Valley and a stretching expert-- he practices what is called "Fascial Stretch Therapy" and has worked with some of the biggest names in sports around the country-- as well as that annoying guy on the radio here in Boise, now!

I signed up for an hour with Kody last week and was looking forward to my appointment all day. After evaluating how flexible (or not) that I was, I got up on a table and laid there like a wet noodle for an entire hour while Kody stretched me out. You would think it might hurt a little but if anything, every stretch felt like a major relief off of my body. By the time I stood up to walk, I could actually feel a difference, especially in my ankles-- I felt so fresh!

Check out how much further I was able to move my arms and shoulders after the session:

Credit: Mateo, Townsquare Media
Credit: Mateo, Townsquare Media

If you have a sit down job or just feel real stiff in general, you've got to try out what Kody has going on here in Boise. I'm blown away--but glad I tried something new and local regardless.

Learn more about getting into one of these awesome stretches, HERE.

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